Compare Honest Mobile with Plusnet Mobile Network

Network Provider Three EE
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5G Network Yes No
5th generation network. Max data speed of 10 or 20 Gb/s.
4G Network Yes Yes
4th generation network. Max data speed of 1 Gbps (1000 Mb/s).
3G Network Yes Yes
3rd generation network. Max data speed of 42 Mbps.
2G Network No Yes
2nd generation network. Max data speed of 0.3 Mb per second.
WiFi Calling Yes No
Use Wi-Fi for mobile phone calls and texts when no network signal.
4G Calling (VoLTE) Yes No
Voice over LTE (4G Calling) makes clearer HD calls over 4G networks.
Data Rollover No No
Unused mobile data allowance rolled over from one month to the next.
Tethering Allowed Yes Yes
Tethering allows you to share your mobile internet with other devices.
eSIM No No
e-SIMs are digital virtual SIM cards downloaded onto supported mobile handsets.
Network Frequency Bands
5G (NR) Frequency 3500 MHz 3500 MHz
4G (LTE) Frequency 800 / 1500 / 1800 / 2100 MHz 800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
3G (UMTS) Frequency 2100 MHz 2100 MHz
2G (GSM) Frequency N/A MHz 1800 MHz

Honest Mobile is a UK mobile service provider (MVNO) running on the Three network, offering SIM-only plans and bolt-ons.

As the UK's first carbon-negative mobile network, Honest Mobile donates 1% of their of annual revenue to planting trees and reforestation projects, offsetting the carbon footprint associated with their user's phones, including everything from smartphone manufacturing, to device charging and using mobile data.

Honest Mobile rewards customer loyalty by not hiking prices but instead reducing their monthly bill. Members are notified through smart notifications from Honest Mobile if there is a cheaper plan that they can switch to.

Plusnet joined forces with LIFE Mobile to launch Plusnet Mobile on EE’s 4G network. Plusnet brands itself as a friendly, no-nonsense, award-winning communications provider.

As of 29th March 2023, Plusnet SIM only plans are no longer available to new customers. For existing Plusnet Mobile customers, network services will continue as normal.